How to maintain your thermal hair removal equipment

How to maintain your thermal hair removal equipment
1 January 2024 Philippe Guilbert

Maintaining your thermal hair removal equipment is vital for the welfare of the animals and to ensure the longevity and safe operation of the equipment. Regular maintenance helps prevent infection risks in animals and avoids accidents.

Consulting the manufacturer’s instructions

Always start by consulting the user manual provided by the manufacturer. This guide often contains specific maintenance advice for your thermal epilator, including recommendations on when to replace parts like the gasket between the device and the gas cartridge or the piezo ignition system.

Cleaning before and after use

It’s crucial to clean your thermal hair remover immediately after each use. Delaying cleaning can lead to hair and dead skin drying out and sticking to the device, making it harder to clean. Use soapy water, a sponge, and if necessary, a stiff bristle brush for cleaning.

Perform cleaning before use as well, especially if the epilator hasn’t been used for a while, to ensure it’s free from dust or other residues. Storage between uses should be in a dry, clean place to avoid corrosion, especially if your device has a piezo ignition system, which is sensitive to humidity.

General inspection before each session

Before using the epilator, conduct a visual inspection for any damage, such as cracks, deformities, or loose parts. For devices with a piezo system, ensure it is functioning correctly. This system is advantageous for safely switching off the device between animals, conserving gas, and improving device autonomy.

Checking the equipment’s tightness

Given that thermal hair removers are gas-powered, checking for gas leaks is essential. Do this in an open, well-ventilated area. Start with a visual inspection of pipes and fittings, then use soapy water to detect any leaks.

Checking the gas level

Always have a spare gas cartridge ready. Keep track of your appliance’s gas autonomy to avoid running out mid-session. Autonomy varies by model, typically ranging from one to two hours.

Changing the piezo system

For an Express Farming thermal epilator, changing the piezo doesn’t require special tools. Unscrew the cover, remove the part holding the piezo, and replace it with a new one. Slide the stripped part into the slot, replace the tip, and then insert the piezo into the trigger before screwing the cover back on.

For other brands, refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for specific guidance on piezo system replacement.